Born and raised in the small town of Chehalis, WA, and currently residing in Nashville, TN, Tara McCormick represents the Northwest in country music. She and her band have played at numerous regional fairs, rodeos, festivals, amp theaters and theaters. Tara has traveled nationally and has had the opportunity to open for national acts such as music hall of fame legend Bo Diddley, Ty England, Keith Anderson, Jason Aldean, and Asleep at the Wheel, and is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, at 7PM with Sawyer Brown at the Napavine Amphitheater
Tara has made TV appearances on David Letterman, Ryan Seacreast, The Best Damn Sports Show, Entertainment Tonight, two appearances on Evening Magazine, two appearances on KOMO news 4’s Connie Thompson’s Morning Show, as well as the Miss USA pageant 2004. She has made radio appearances on 95.1 The Rock, 92.9 The Bull, 1460 KUTI, 104.3 KMNT, 100.7 The Wolf., and 99.5 The Wolf. As well as print and advertisements in numerous news papers. Most recently, Tara made the cover of the May 2006 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine. Further she has been invited to play at The 8th Annual Heart of Texas Quadruple-Bypass Music Festival and the “Chick Singer Night” in Nashville, TN.
She is affiliated with Susan Komen, Gilda’s Club, Children’s hospital, The American Heart Association, and The American Lung Association among others.
Having fulfilled her obligations as 2004's Miss Washington USA and placing top 15 at nationals, Tara is dedicating 100% of her energy and resources to her music.
Her captivating, high energy set consists of both covers and originals. Artists covered range from Sheryl Crow and Jewel on the rock edge to Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, and Faith Hill on the more country side. Her original material reflects a broad range of influences that is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along!
Tara has independently recorded one demo single; an EP titled "That's My Style" and recently finished work on her second CD titled, "Go That Far".
"Go That Far" is recorded by nine time country Grammy winner Larry Gadler and adds that "clean sound of Nashville" without loosing Tara's Northwest edge. Tara's sound is a compilation of true country with a bit of Rock, Pop, and Blues. "Go That Far" contains ten new original songs and will be released later this Spring.
Tara's first cd, "That's My Style" is available for purchase online and at performances.
For more information please visit www.taramccormick.net or contact Beth Darr at 425.891.1330/ email@example.com
Quotes About Tara...
"McCormick's Sound is a blend of country, Rock and the blues that reflects Northwest tastes. Her earthy but elegant vocal style places her somewhere between national stars, Gretchen Wilson and Faith Hill." Gene Stout, Seattle PI
"An awful lot of people at my level are paying attention to her. You have to be pretty special nowadays to get any attention at all" Bart Leland, Big Media Promotions.
"You can hear the confidence in her voice. She has attitude, and she's not afraid to belt it out." Randy Roadz, Program Director of KMNT-FM Country.
"Her sound is different from the twangy country most often heard on the radio. A powerful blues voice charges the lyrics in her songs." Julia Nicholls, Chronicle, Centralia, WA.
“McCormick works hard for all the attention she gets.” Julia Nicholls, The Chronicle, Centralia
“This Gal is going to make it big time!” I know a hit when I hear it and it’s just a matter of time, before Tara McCormick becomes a household name.” – AOL Muisc Critic Raven
“Miss Washigton 2004, a Chehalis native, shows off some powerful alto pipes here in a rollicking Nashville country kinda way.” –The Olympian
Tara and Kim recieved honorable mention for the VH1 song of the year contest for their work on "So You Say" from the last album "That's My Style" Scoring a perfect "10" for lyrical content and an
"8" for vocal performance. 06-15-07
Tara McCormick (Lead Vocals), Lee Harvey Hartwood (Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica), Chris Gadler (Bass/ Backup Vocals), Kohen T Burrill (Drums/Backup Vocals), Josh Wilson (Keys), Kimberly Plancich (Vocals/Song writer), Joel Gamble (Fiddle)
"Electricity" 3 song demo
"That's My Style" 7 original song EP
"Go That Far"
Tara McCormick is ready to fly and the window is open!
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MUSIC NEWS: Tara McCormick is ready to fly and the window is open! « July 2006 ArchiveSaturday,...
MUSIC NEWS: Tara McCormick is ready to fly and the window is open!
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MUSIC NEWS: Tara McCormick is ready to fly and the window is open!
A very dear and close friend of mine Kimmy Haven, is a friend of Tara McCormick and her family. Kimmy told me about Tara and now that I've listened to her music; this is what I have to say, "This gal is going to make it big time!" I know a hit when I hear it and it's just a matter of time, before Tara McCormick becomes a house hold name.
She is one of five sisters and has been singing since she was very young. She had once auditioned for American Idol but all things come together to enhance the perfect timing in the window of success. Tara McCormicks window is open and she is ready to fly! I'm predicting her song, That's My Style will hit the top 10 on the country music charts, and I look forward to watching her music career grow.
Tara was born and raised in Chehalis, Washington and presently resides in Seattle, WA. Tara was Miss. Washington USA and finished in the top 15 at the 2004 Miss USA Pageant. She has the vocal strength of Martina McBride, a resonating sound similar to Sheryl Crow and a music style, that reminds me of a female version of Garth Brooks. Her country style has the touch of rock and pop in the background, creating a unique and refreshing sound for the country music genre. She is in Nashville promoting her CD, That's My Style, and we will be hearing more from her.
I have contacted Tara McCormick at her site, and hope to hear from her soon. Her CD was released this January 13, which you can purchase at her site as well.
Check out her refreshing sound
Keepin it Real,
Music Critic Raven
Wired & Cowboy Energy Drinks Present A Premier Pre-Funk Party for the Kenny Chesney Show Featuring Tara McCormick
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Wired and Cowboy Energy Drinks Present A Premier Pre-Funk Party For The Kenny Chesney Show Featuring...Wired and Cowboy Energy Drinks Present A Premier Pre-Funk Party For The Kenny Chesney Show Featuring Tara McCormick
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 16, 2006 -- The Premier announced plans today for The Kenny Chesney QWEST Field Concert pre-funk party on Saturday, June 24 as 50,000 + Country music fans from all over the northwest invade Seattle for the biggest show of the summer.
The pre-funk gets it all going at 10am and Tara McCormick’s brand of country takes the stage at 12pm. This event is free and is over 21. The Party is presented by Wired and Cowboy Energy Drinks, Harley Davidson’s provided by Eastside Harley, Country Music Fans provided Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich, Dierks Bentley and Blaine Larsen. Alrighty then, lets do it.
If you’ve ever experienced the Premier’s pregame parties you know where to be. See you all there, Thanx!
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Wired and Cowboy Energy Drinks Present
A Premier Pre-Funk Party For The Kenny Chesney Show Featuring Tara McCormick. 12 noon on Sat, June 24 2006 at 10AM. Tickets: Free
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Seattle, WA 206-382-7870
Tara McCormick sets to release her debut effort, "That's My Style"
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PRWEB) January 2, 2006 -- Tara Mccormick sets to release her debut effort “That’s My Style” Friday J...PRWEB) January 2, 2006 -- Tara Mccormick sets to release her debut effort “That’s My Style” Friday January 13, 2006 at COWGIRLS INC in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The former 2004 Miss Washington USA is also the first live music performance by the trendy hotspot since its conception last year. “That’s My Style” mixes true country with abit of rock, pop and the blues. Influenced by country, rock, and R&B. Her sexy, high energy live set consists of both covers and originals. Artists ranging from Sheryl Crow and Jewel on the rock edge to Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, and Faith Hill on the more country side.
Over the past two years Tara and her band “The Gangstas of Love” have played at numerous regional fairs, rodeos, festivals, amphitheaters and theaters. Tara has traveled nationally and has had the opportunity to support national acts such as music hall of fame legend Bo Diddley and Garth Brooks’ guitarist Ty England.
Tara has made TV appearances on David Letterman, Ryan Seacreast, The Best Damn Sports Show, Entertainment Tonight, two appearances on Evening Magazine, as well as the Miss USA pageant 2004. She has made numerous radio appearances.
Tara also proudly announces WIRED and COWBOY ENERGY DRINKS will be sponsoring her release parties, www.wiredenergydrink.com and www.cowboyenergydrink.com
Tara will also be performing the following night Saturday January 14 at The Junction Bar & Grill near her hometown Chehalis, her schedule then ramps up in support of the new release with many appearances throughout the spring and summer 2006….GET THE INFO www.taramccormick.net www.cowgirlsinc.com
Attraction: TARA MCCORMICK
Date: Friday January 13, 2006
Time: Doors Open 8:00pm
Venue: COWGIRLS, INC.
421 1st Ave S. Seattle WA
Tickets: $10.00 At The Door
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Tara McCormick, "That's My Style"
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Tara McCormick - "That's My Style" posted January 06, 2006 Download it here. Miss Washingt...Tara McCormick - "That's My Style"
posted January 06, 2006
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Miss Washington 2004, a Chehalis native, shows off some powerful alto pipes here in a rollicking Nashville country kinda way. On this one she flashes some beauty queen exhibitionism, defending her right to blow you off while being as wild and sexy as she wants to be. Sort of a Shania Twain "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" kind of thing.
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Looking back, going "Far"
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Looking back, going ‘Far’ ERNEST A. JASMIN; The News Tribune Published: June 29th, 2007 01:00 AM ...Looking back, going ‘Far’
ERNEST A. JASMIN; The News Tribune Published: June 29th, 2007 01:00 AM
Enlarge image PHOTOS BY DAWN After entering the Miss Washington pageant on a whim – and winning – Chehalis native Tara McCormick has seen a continued streak of luck. Her album “Go That Far” comes out today, and she’s in the South Sound to perform in Tacoma this weekend.
Chehalis-raised Tara McCormick didn’t start that girl group her dad dreamed of, but the country-rock singer is making a name by herself. The Jackson Five fantasy didn’t shape up quite the way Tara McCormick’s dad imagined.
McCormick is a rising country-rock star who hails from Chehalis. And when asked about her earliest musical memories, the 26-year-old singer – who will perform Saturday at Point Defiance Park during the Taste of Tacoma – recalled how the wheels in her dad’s head started turning after his fourth and fifth daughters were born.
“Once the twins were born, he was like, ‘Oh, goodness, I have five girls,’” she recalled during a recent phone call from Nashville, where she moved this year. “And then it dawned on him, ‘Hey! I have five girls. Let’s put together a girl band.’”
McCormick was, by her own account, the biggest ham of the bunch. She’d been singing, accompanied by her father on guitar, since age 3. And “he used to take us to karaoke every Thursday night so we could get out there and sing when we were in grade school,” she said. “They lost interest in it, and I never did.”
Well, one budding superstar out of five ain’t bad. And the eldest McCormick girl has definitely given her family plenty to be proud of – not to mention keeping her dad’s pop dream alive.
“They come to all my shows, and they’re very supportive,” she said. “They’re like my cheerleaders. And my dad is very happy with how successful I am. It’s a great family venture. I mean, everyone, every single person in my family, is involved in some way or another. And I think it’s held us together. It’s kind of cool.”
“Kind of cool” sounds like an understatement when describing the ride McCormick has been on since 2004, the year she ran for Miss Washington on a lark and won.
“Running for Miss Washington was just a way to get my name out there,” she said. “And then once I got Miss Washington – and especially once I came back from the Miss USA pageant – I had a fan club. I had people that wanted to see me. So I used that to catapult my music. Every event I did I brought my band with me.”
Thus, McCormick was able to parlay her pageant experience into a local buzz, which reached a feverish pitch after Centralia’s KMNT-FM (104.3) latched onto her debut EP, “That’s My Style.” The disc is a sassy amalgam of country, rock and pop that the singer calls “Northwest edge.”
Then McCormick began contemplating a move to Nashville after she flew there last year and received positive feedback from record executives she met. She and songwriting partner Kim Plancich – best friends since they both went to Chehalis’ W.F. West High School – have been living there for about three months.
“I’ve been going out every night networking,” McCormick said. “I’ve been to a lot of songwriter sessions, and I’ve met up with some really good people. And I guess I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t having to start all over again.”
McCormick’s new disc, “Go That Far,” was released today. And don’t be surprised if it’s her last independently released album.
“As of right now, I’m shopping for songs for my next album,” she said. “The goal is, hopefully, to get a deal around November. I can’t name any names, but I’m having to make some really big decisions professionally as far as who I’m gonna be with and what kind of agreement that’s going to entail.”
A series of homecoming shows will reunite her with her backing band, the Gangstas of Love, which she hasn’t performed with since they opened for Asleep at the Wheel at the fundraiser concert for the Washington State Council of Firefighters last December at the Tacoma Dome.
McCormick and company will warm up tonight at the Junction Bar & Grill in Centralia before Saturday’s Taste of Tacoma gig. And her homestand will also include a Fourth of July appearance at Tacoma’s Freedom Fair. See www.taramccormick.net for details.
Ernest Jasmin: 253-274-7389
What: Tara McCormick in concert
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Point Defiance Park, at the Taste of Tacoma Festival
details: 253-305-1000 or www.taste oftacoma.com
Country Artist Tara McCormick Ready's For New Release "Go That Far June 29, 2007
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Country Artist Tara McCormick Ready's For New Realease "Go That Far" June 29, 2007 Grand Mound,...Country Artist Tara McCormick Ready's For New Realease "Go That Far" June 29, 2007
Grand Mound, WA. (Top40 Charts/ Tara Mccormick's Official Website) - Tara McCormick reemerges to release her sophomore effort "GO THAT FAR" Friday June 29, 2007 on the new backstage at The Junction Sports Bar & Grill in Grand Mound WA.
Things get underway early with doors on June 29 opening at 6pm. A private VIP reception is scheduled until 7pm. The new Nashville TN resident and former 2004 Miss Washington USA also hails from the nearby community of Chehalis WA. "Go That Far" mixes true country with abit of rock, pop and the blues and some tracks even bump up incredibly close to the Triple AAA radio format. Her sexy, high energy live set consists of songs from both "GO THAT FAR" and her popular 2006 release "That's My Style". And she'll take the Backstage around 8pm with her band The Gangsta's Of Love featuring
Tara McCormick: Lead Vocals,
Kim Plancich: Backup Vocals,
Chris Gadler: Bass/Vocals,
Josh Wilson: Keyboards,
Kohen Burril: Drums/Vocals,
Chuck Debrot: Guitars/Banjo/Harp
Joel Gamble: Fiddle,
Lee Tillman: Lead Guitars,
Mesa Taylor: Guitars/Precussions/Backup Vocals
Tara has chosen Seattle's Tommy Gunn & The Bourbon Cowboys for support, Tommy Gunn rocked the nation in the early 90's as lead guitarist of the famed "WAR BABIES". As the Seattle sound calmed down Tommy came home, got on his Harley and took a much needed reflection of life…fast forward to 2007 and the fun is calling and so is a music fitting somewhere between Honkytonk and Heartbreak as well as well placed youth on the drums and the bass, throw in old friend and northwest concert promoter Southside Johnny on harmonica and a 5 fingered glass of bourbon ….PRESTO! Instant bikerbilly…..the frolicking fun inspired group of songsters delve into the heartbreak of life and love with laughable thoughtful lyrics poured over some old fashioned butt shaking melodies. A truly great glass of live music without the rockstar attitude, let them horses run and bring a designated rider.
Over the past few years Tara and her band "The Gangstas of Love" have played a rigorous schedule including regional festivals, support shows, amphitheaters and theaters. Tara has made TV appearances on David Letterman, Ryan Seacreast, The Best Damn Sports Show, Entertainment Tonight, appearances on Evening Magazine, as well as the Miss USA pageant 2004. She has made numerous radio appearances.
Tara McCormick A Little Bit Country at The Taste of Tacoma & Freedom Fair
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Tara McCormickA little bit country at Taste of Tacoma and Freedom Fair Posted: Jun 28, 2007 by Ange...Tara McCormickA little bit country at Taste of Tacoma and Freedom Fair
Posted: Jun 28, 2007 by Angela Jossy
As if she borrowed a pair of Shania Twain’s walkin’ boots, Tara McCormick’s music is country with a sexy rock/pop attitude. If McCormick’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because she was Miss Washington in 2004, and she made it all the way to the top 15 in the Miss USA competition. Since then she has set her sights on a career in country music and has released two albums.
She has opened for national acts such as Bo Diddley, Ty England, Keith Anderson, Jason Aldean, and Asleep at the Wheel. McCormick has appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” Ryan Seacreast, “The Best Damn Sports Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and “Evening Magazine.”
She also graced the cover of the May 2006 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine. Her latest album, Go That Far, produced by Grammy winner Larry Gadler, will be officially released June 29. She will perform twice in Tacoma this week: Saturday at the Taste of Tacoma and Wednesday at Freedom Fair. For more information about Tara McCormick, visit www.taramccormick.net.
[Point Defiance Park, Taste of Tacoma, Saturday, June 30, 6 p.m., no cover, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma]
[Freedom Fair’s 1007FM The Wolf Stage, Wednesday, July 4, 5 p.m., no cover, Ruston Way, Tacoma]
One set can be from 40 min to 2 hours. The usual set has a mixture of original material with some covers.
One Way Ticket- Leanne Rimes
Your Love Keeps Me Alive- Shania Twain
Movin On- Tara McCormick
Have Mercy- The Judds
So You Say- Tara McCormick
Broken Wing- Martina McBride
My Baby Loves Me Just The Way I Am- Faith Hill
Gone And Done It- Shania Twain
Easy On The Eyes- Terry Clark
Give It Up- Dixie Chicks
Love Is A Sweet Thing- Faith Hill
Folsom Prison Blues
I Wanna Do It All- Terry Clark
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Safe In The Arms Of Love- Martina McBride
Burning Love- Elvis Presley
Love Must Be Telling Me Something- Leanne Rimes
Wild Angels- Martina McBride
Let er'Rip- Dixie Chicks
Bye, Bye Love- Jody Mesina
Gangsta Introduction- Original
Steve McQueen- Sheryl Crow
Here For The Party- Gretchen Wilson
Footloose & Fancy Free- Tara McCormick
Sweet Home- Wearwolfs of London
Everybody Needs Someone- Jewel
Electricity- Tara McCormick
God Fearin' Woman- Martina McBride
Am I The Only One- Dixie Chicks
Gangster of Love- Original
Life Number Nine- Martina McBride
Fire- Jimi Hendrix
That's My Style- Tara McCormick
That's What I Like About You- Trisha Yearwood
Find My Way Back- Faith Hill
What's In It For Me- Faith Hill
There are no upcoming dates at this time.